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re·ceive

 (rĭ-sēv′)
v. re·ceived, re·ceiv·ing, re·ceives
v.tr.
1.
a. To take or acquire (something given or offered); get or be given: receive a present.
b. To be the person who gets (something sent or transmitted): receive an e-mail.
c. Sports To catch or get possession of (a pass or a kicked ball, for example).
d. To have (a title, for example) bestowed on oneself.
2.
a. To hear or see (information, for example): receive bad news.
b. To perceive or acquire mentally: receive a bad impression.
c. To regard with approval or disapproval: ideas that were received well.
d. To listen to and acknowledge formally and authoritatively: The judge received their oath of allegiance.
3. To take in and convert (radio waves, for example) into an electrical signal or into an audio or visual output.
4.
a. To experience or be subjected to; meet with: receive sympathetic treatment.
b. To have inflicted or imposed on oneself: receive a penalty.
5.
a. To bear the weight or force of; support: The beams receive the full weight of the walls and roof.
b. To take or intercept the impact of (a blow, for example).
c. To be exposed to or withstand: The hillside cottage receives strong winds.
6.
a. To take in, hold, or contain: a tank that receives rainwater.
b. To admit or accept: receive new members.
c. To greet, welcome, or be visited by: receive guests.
v.intr.
1. To acquire or get something; be a recipient.
2. To admit or welcome guests or visitors: The couple are not receiving this winter.
3. To partake of the Eucharist.
4. To convert incoming electromagnetic signals into sound, light, or electrical signals.
5. Sports To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.

[Middle English receiven, from Old North French receivre, from Latin recipere : re-, re- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

receive

(rɪˈsiːv)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to take (something offered) into one's hand or possession
2. to have (an honour, blessing, etc) bestowed
3. to accept delivery or transmission of (a letter, telephone call, etc)
4. to be informed of (news or information)
5. to hear and consent to or acknowledge (an oath, confession, etc)
6. (of a vessel or container) to take or hold (a substance, commodity, or certain amount)
7. to support or sustain (the weight of something); bear
8. to apprehend or perceive (ideas, etc)
9. to experience, undergo, or meet with: to receive a crack on the skull.
10. (also intr) to be at home to (visitors)
11. to greet or welcome (visitors or guests), esp in formal style
12. to admit (a person) to a place, society, condition, etc: he was received into the priesthood.
13. to accept or acknowledge (a precept or principle) as true or valid
14. (Telecommunications) to convert (incoming radio signals) into sounds, pictures, etc, by means of a receiver
15. (Tennis) (also intr) tennis to play at the other end from the server; be required to return (service)
16. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (also intr) to partake of (the Christian Eucharist)
17. (Law) (intr) chiefly Brit to buy and sell stolen goods
[C13: from Old French receivre, from Latin recipere to take back, from re- + capere to take]

re•ceive

(rɪˈsiv)

v. -ceived, -ceiv•ing. v.t.
1. to take into one's possession (something offered or delivered): to receive gifts.
2. to have (something) bestowed, conferred, etc.: received an honorary degree.
3. to have delivered or brought to one: to receive a letter.
4. to get or be informed of: received news of the baby's birth.
5. to be burdened with; sustain: to receive a heavy load.
6. to hold, bear, or contain: The socket receives the plug.
7. to take into the mind; apprehend mentally: to receive an idea.
8. to accept from another, as by hearing: A priest received his confession.
9. to meet with; experience: receives no attention.
10. to suffer the injury of: receiving a sharp blow on the forehead.
11. to be at home to (visitors).
12. to greet or welcome (guests, visitors, etc.).
13. to admit (a person) to a place: The butler received him into the hall.
14. to admit into an organization, membership, etc.
15. to accept as true, valid, or approved.
16. to react to in the manner specified: to receive a proposal with joy.
v.i.
17. to take, get, accept, or meet with something.
18. to meet with or greet visitors or guests.
19. Radio. to convert incoming electromagnetic waves into the original signal.
20. to take the Eucharist: He receives every Sunday.
[1250–1300; Middle English receven < Old North French receivre < Latin recipere,=re- re- + capere to take]

receive

When you receive something, someone gives it to you, or it arrives after it has been sent to you. Get is used in a similar way. You use receive in formal writing and get in conversation and in less formal writing.

For example, in a business letter you might write 'I received a letter from Mr Jones', but in conversation and in less formal writing you would say or write 'I got a letter from Mr Jones'.

The police received a call from the house at about 4.50 a.m.
I got a call from my father.

You can say that someone receives or gets a wage, salary, or pension.

His mother received no pension or compensation.
He was getting a very low salary.

You can also say that someone receives or gets help or advice.

She has received help from friends.
Get advice from your local health department.

receive


Past participle: received
Gerund: receiving

Imperative
receive
receive
Present
I receive
you receive
he/she/it receives
we receive
you receive
they receive
Preterite
I received
you received
he/she/it received
we received
you received
they received
Present Continuous
I am receiving
you are receiving
he/she/it is receiving
we are receiving
you are receiving
they are receiving
Present Perfect
I have received
you have received
he/she/it has received
we have received
you have received
they have received
Past Continuous
I was receiving
you were receiving
he/she/it was receiving
we were receiving
you were receiving
they were receiving
Past Perfect
I had received
you had received
he/she/it had received
we had received
you had received
they had received
Future
I will receive
you will receive
he/she/it will receive
we will receive
you will receive
they will receive
Future Perfect
I will have received
you will have received
he/she/it will have received
we will have received
you will have received
they will have received
Future Continuous
I will be receiving
you will be receiving
he/she/it will be receiving
we will be receiving
you will be receiving
they will be receiving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been receiving
you have been receiving
he/she/it has been receiving
we have been receiving
you have been receiving
they have been receiving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been receiving
you will have been receiving
he/she/it will have been receiving
we will have been receiving
you will have been receiving
they will have been receiving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been receiving
you had been receiving
he/she/it had been receiving
we had been receiving
you had been receiving
they had been receiving
Conditional
I would receive
you would receive
he/she/it would receive
we would receive
you would receive
they would receive
Past Conditional
I would have received
you would have received
he/she/it would have received
we would have received
you would have received
they would have received
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.receive - get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
take up, take in - accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
hustle - get by trying hard; "she hustled a free lunch from the waiter"
accept - receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
fence - receive stolen goods
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
accept, take, have - receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
graduate - receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies; "She graduated in 1990"
inherit - receive by genetic transmission; "I inherited my good eyesight from my mother"
2.receive - receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
take - ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
3.receive - register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"
perceive, comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
hear - receive a communication from someone; "We heard nothing from our son for five years"
4.receive - go through (mental or physical states or experiences); "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
suffer, sustain, have, get - undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"
undergo - pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation"
take - experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
horripilate - have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps; "I horripilate when I see violence on television"
5.receive - express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"
welcome - receive someone, as into one's house
absorb - assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"
see - receive as a specified guest; "the doctor will see you now"; "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"
assume - take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
induct - admit as a member; "We were inducted into the honor society"
6.receive - accept as true or valid; "He received Christ"
accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
7.receive - bid welcome toreceive - bid welcome to; greet upon arrival  
greet, recognise, recognize - express greetings upon meeting someone
8.receive - convert into sounds or pictures; "receive the incoming radio signals"
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
9.receive - experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"
experience, have - undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up"
10.receive - have or give a reception; "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
fete, celebrate - have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
11.receive - receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison"
catch, get - suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
12.receive - partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
partake, touch - consume; "She didn't touch her food all night"
13.receive - regard favorably or with disapproval; "Her new collection of poems was not well received"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

receive

verb
1. get, accept, be given, pick up, collect, obtain, acquire, take, derive, be in receipt of, accept delivery of, reCv (S.M.S.) I received your letter.
2. experience, suffer, bear, go through, encounter, meet with, sustain, undergo, be subjected to, reCv (S.M.S.) He received more of the blame than anyone.
3. greet, meet, admit, welcome, entertain, take in, accommodate, be at home to, reCv (S.M.S.) The following evening the duchess was again receiving guests.
4. react to, take, hear, listen to, respond to, reCv (S.M.S.) The proposals have been well received by many deputies.

receive

verb
1. To admit to one's possession, presence, or awareness:
2. To allow admittance, as to a group:
Translations
يَسْتَقْبِليَسْتَقْبِل، يُرَحِّبُ بِيَسْتَلِميَسْتَلِمُيَسْتَلِم البَضائِع
obdržetpřechovávatpřijmoutdostat
modtageacceptere
saadaottaa vastaan
primiti
fogadtatásban részesítkapmegkaporgazdaságot folytat
takataka á móti, fá í hendurtaka viîveita inngönguveita viîtökur
受け取る
받다
recipere
imtuvasstereofoninis imtuvassupirktiteismo vykdytojastelefono ragelis
iegūtpieņemtpieņemt/uzņemtsagaidītsaņemt
recepţiona
prejeti
ta emot
ได้รับ
nhận

receive

[rɪˈsiːv]
A. VT
1. (= get) [+ letter, gift, money, visit, salary, sacrament] → recibir; [+ stolen goods] → comerciar con (Tennis) [+ ball, service] → recibir
all contributions will be gratefully receivedtodas las contribuciones que nos lleguen serán bien recibidas
she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989le otorgaron el premio Nobel de la Paz en 1989
I never received her messagenunca llegué a recibir su mensaje, nunca me llegó su mensaje
she received no support from her colleaguessus colegas no la apoyaron
he received a wound in the legresultó herido en la pierna, sufrió una herida en la pierna
he received a blow to the headrecibió un golpe en la cabeza
a bowl to receive the liquid that drains offun cuenco para recoger el líquido que se escurra
"received with thanks" (Comm) → recibí
their plans received a setbacksus planes sufrieron un revés
she is receiving treatment for eczemaestá siendo tratada de eczema
he received hospital treatment for cuts to the facefue tratado en el hospital de unos cortes que tenía en la cara
he received a life sentencelo sentenciaron a cadena perpetua
he received a suspended sentencele suspendieron la condena
2. (= greet) [+ visitors] → recibir; [+ guests] → recibir, acoger; [+ publication, idea, performance] → acoger
to be well received [book, idea] → tener buena acogida
his suggestion was not well receivedsu sugerencia no tuvo buena acogida
her book was well receivedsu libro tuvo buena acogida
3. (= admit) [+ new member] → admitir
to receive sb into the Churchacoger a algn en el seno de la Iglesia
4. (Rad, TV) [+ transmission] → recibir
are you receiving me?¿me recibe?
B. VI
1. (= get) → recibir
it is better to give than to receivemás vale dar que recibir
2. (Jur) (= buy and sell stolen goods) → comerciar con artículos robados
3. (Tennis) → recibir
4. (frm) (socially) → recibir
the Duchess receives on Thursdaysla duquesa recibe los jueves
5. (Rad, TV) → recibir
whisky two receiving!¡aquí whisky two, te recibo!

receive

[rɪˈsiːv] vt
(= get) [+ letter, parcel, phone call] → recevoir; [+ award, prize] → recevoir; [+ salary, money, payment, compensation, grant, benefits, pension] → recevoir, toucher; [+ medical treatment] → subir; [+ threats] → recevoir
He received more of the blame than anyone → On lui a attribué une plus grande part de responsabilité qu'à tous les autres.
to receive an injury → être blessé(e)
I received assurances that ... → on m'a garanti que ...
to receive attention
Why is it that some designers receive so much attention and others don't? → Comment se fait-il que certains créateurs fasse l'objet d'une telle attention et d'autres non?
Your order will receive priority attention → Votre commande sera traitée en priorité.
The issue has received much media attention → Le problème a été abondamment traité dans les médias.
to receive medical attention → recevoir des soins médicaux
to receive a two-year sentence → être condamné(e) à deux ans de réclusion
"received with thanks" → "pour acquit"
[+ guest, visitor] → recevoir, accueillir
(indicating reaction) to be well received [book, film, proposal, suggestion] → être bien accueilli(e)
to be received with enthusiasm [proposal, suggestion] → être accueilli(e) avec enthousiasme
to be received with alarm [news] → être accueilli(e) avec inquiétude
to be received with caution [proposal, suggestion] → être accueilli(e) avec prudence
(TV, RADIO) [+ signal, channel] → recevoir
are you receiving me? Over! → vous me recevez? À vous!
[+ stolen goods] → receler
to receive sb into sth [+ church, faith, order] → recevoir qn dans qch

receive

vt
(= get)bekommen, erhalten; punch(ab)bekommen; refusal, setbackerfahren; impressiongewinnen, bekommen; recognitionfinden; (esp Brit Jur) stolen goodsHehlerei f(be)treiben mit; (Tennis) ball, servicezurückschlagen; sacramentempfangen; to receive nothing but praisenichts als Belobigungen hören; he received nothing worse than a few bruiseser bekam nur ein paar blaue Flecke ab; “received with thanks” (Comm) → dankend erhalten; received opiniondie allgemeine Meinung
offer, proposal, news, new play etc, person (into group, the Church) → aufnehmen; to receive a warm welcomeherzlich empfangen werden; given the welcome we received …so, wie wir empfangen worden sind, …; to receive somebody into one’s familyjdn in seine Familie aufnehmen; the play was well receiveddas Stück wurde gut aufgenommen
(Telec, Rad, TV) → empfangen; are you receiving me?hören Sie mich?
vi
(form)(Besuch) empfangen; Mrs X receives on MondaysFrau X empfängt an Montagen
(Jur) → Hehlerei ftreiben
(Tennis) → rückschlagen; Borg to receiveRückschläger Borg
(Telec) → empfangen

receive

[rɪˈsiːv] vt (gen) (Radio, TV) → ricevere; (stolen goods) → ricettare
"received with thanks" (Comm) → "per quietanza"
to receive sb into one's home → ricevere qn in casa
the book was not well received → il libro non ha avuto or ricevuto un'accoglienza favorevole

receive

(rəˈsiːv) verb
1. to get or be given. He received a letter; They received a good education.
2. to have a formal meeting with. The Pope received the Queen in the Vatican.
3. to allow to join something. He was received into the group.
4. to greet, react to, in some way. The news was received in silence; The townspeople received the heroes with great cheers.
5. to accept (stolen goods) especially with the intention of reselling (them).
reˈceiver noun
1. the part of a telephone which is held to one's ear.
2. an apparatus for receiving radio or television signals.
3. a person who receives stolen goods.
4. a person who is appointed to take control of the business of someone who has gone bankrupt.
5. a stereo amplifier with a built-in radio.

receive is spelt with -ei-.

receive

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receive

v. recibir, admitir; acoger; aceptar.
References in classic literature ?
He consents without a murmur, all join in a joyful chorus, and the curtain falls upon the lovers kneeling to receive Don Pedro's blessing in attitudes of the most romantic grace.
When they reached the spot where the Indian stood, pointing into the thicket that fringed the military road; a narrow and blind path, which might, with some little inconvenience, receive one person at a time, became visible.
They are safe in the old cabin beyond, that has been put up ready to receive them again," said Fairfax quietly.
A Pyncheon must not, at all events under her forefathers' roof, receive money for a morsel of bread from her only friend
Or, must she receive those intimations -- so obscure, yet so distinct -- as truth?
Among the musical disciples who assembled, one evening in each week, to receive his instructions in psalmody, was Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and only child of a substantial Dutch farmer.
That she should never trouble him--but never, never: neither appeal nor complain nor write about anything; only meet all questions herself, receive all moneys from his solicitor, take the whole thing over and let him alone.
The eager mariners but ask him who he is, and where from; whereas, they not only receive an answer to those questions, but likewise another answer to a question not put by them, but the unsolicited answer is forced from Jonah by the hard hand of God that is upon him.
Captain Mayhew, stand by now to receive it; and taking the fatal missive from Starbuck's hands, he caught it in the slit of the pole, and reached it over towards the boat.
Lord W was much put out when he learned what had happened; he blamed York for giving way to his mistress, to which he replied that in future he would much prefer to receive his orders only from his lordship; but I think nothing came of it, for things went on the same as before.
When she had once got her hands on them her fear vanished, and she wanted to put them back again; but the man at the window was savage, and said that the bank would receive no more deposits from those who had taken part in the run.
It noted that a child might think that one makes money for buying something when the child sees a parent receive change back from making a purchase, and a person may joke to a spouse that he or she made money from buying something on sale.